The province is located as a gateway between the Aegean sea and inner regions of Anatolia. The history of Afyon goes back to 4000 BC. The city is famous for its specific "Turkish Delight" and "Kaymak", a kind of hard cream put on desserts, which one should certainly taste at least once.
Afyon is a spa-center with thermal baths in Gazi Kaplicasi (25 km northwest), Gecek and Omerli Kaplicalari (18 km and 15 km northwest respectively), and Hudai Kaplicasi 73 km southwest of the town, Sandikli which is also famous for its mud baths, too. All these resorts have board and lodging facilities.
The Archaeological Museum and the War of Independence
Memorial are places to visit in the city and to the north of Afyon there
are Phrygian remains in the form of monumental cult
rocks. Aslantas and Aslankaya are the largest of these. The lion relieves,
which gave the name to these rocks are seen on sides of the rock and cult
temples. Afyon Citadel which was built during the Byzantine
period previously was used as a fortress by the Hittite
King Mursil II, is another monument to see
in the city. The town of Dazkiri on the Denizli
highway is famous for its carpets and kilims.